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Health and Safety Executive issues safety alert

27 July 2018 Email this article

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a safety alert to the construction industry, scaffolding companies and scaffolding suppliers, urging immediate measures to prevent unauthorised access onto scaffolding and other work platforms to be taken – something that is especially important over the school summer holidays. The HSE recommends that relevant businesses carry out a full sit ... more

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CSCS announce price rise for cards

27 July 2018 Email this article

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) will be increasing the cost of a card to £36 (inclusive of VAT) with effect from 1 September 2018. This increase applies to all cards administered directly by CSCS. Discussing the price rise, Graham Wren, CSCS Chief Executive said: “We have managed to maintain the current card price for the last eight years however inflationary press ... more

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CITB research: industry must respond to Brexit skills challenge

27 July 2018 Email this article

Exclusive research from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) shows that one in three firms are already feeling the impact of Brexit. This creates an urgent need for industry and government to collaborate on Brexit-related skills challenges, says the skills council CITB’s new Green Paper - Migration in the UK Construction and Built Environment Sector - found that while a growing ... more

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Report backs further moves towards offsite construction

27 July 2018 Email this article

A report published by the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee has backed greater use of offsite construction (OSM), declaring that the UK construction sector’s business models are “no longer appropriate”. The Building for Change report challenges the Government to set out what conditions it will attach to the extra financial support for housing to drive the up ... more

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Free Access Guide - Download your copy now.

27 July 2018 Email this article

We’re always expanding our fleet here at Facelift, so to make sure you’ve got the lowdown on the latest kit that is available, make sure you download your copy of our comprehensive Facelift Access Guide.  The guide, which is available online or in hard copy, is a quick reference tool to help you quickly get to grips with the vital stats of the equipment in our fleet, so yo ... more

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Increase in house building delivers huge boost to UK economy

27 July 2018 Email this article

The 74% increase in house building activity in the past four years has provided a huge boost to the UK economy, according to a report by planning and development consultancy Lichfields developed for the Home Building Federation. Their research shows that the house-building industry in England and Wales is now worth £38bn a year and supports nearly 700,000 jobs. The report shows that last y ... more

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Facelift flashback: Facelift helps pass the Olympic flame with Bear Grylls

27 July 2018 Email this article

Back in 2012, Facelift’s enjoyed a very special summer in which it played a role in the Olympic flame’s 28-day journey around the UK when it provided the kit to help the flame pass across the River Tyne on a zip wire at full speed – held by none other than TV’s famous adventurer Bear Grylls. Using a Bronto 46 powered access platform, we raised Bear Grylls up i ... more

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Cherry picker helps catch culprits in police chase

27 July 2018 Email this article

The East Anglian Daily Press reports that it was a cherry picker to the rescue earlier this month, as two men who tried to escape police by climbing onto the roof of an industrial unit were retrieved by one of the machines as around 1,000 cannabis plants were seized from a Norwich factory Police raided a unit at the Union Park industrial estate around 12pm after local businesses had been smellin ... more

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North West company fined after two workers fall from height

27 July 2018 Email this article

A Manchester-based principal contractor has been sentenced for safety breaches after two workers both fell when working from height. Leeds Crown Court heard how, on 3 October 2014, the two subcontracted joiners were working on the refurbishment and construction of new build dwellings at the former Wharfedale Hospital in Otley, West Yorkshire. They were working in the bell tower at the site on a ... more

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North Lincolnshire company fined after worker injured in fall from height

27 July 2018 Email this article

A Scunthorpe-based roofing contractor has been fined £53,000 for safety breaches after a worker suffered numerous fractures following a fall through a fragile roof. Grimsby Magistrates court heard how, between 11 September 2016 and 1 October 2016, the employee of Broadley Roofing Ltd was working on a roof while the company were carrying out external refurbishment of the warehouse of a fo ... more

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